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A Swirling Maelstrom

by NASA

Published September 29, 2010


Swirling plasma observed in extreme ultraviolet light put on quite a show over 4.5 days (Sept. 18-22, 2010). The twisting strands of plasma, seen in profile over the Sun upper left edge, kept up its dynamic activity the whole period. In addition, four prominence eruptions occurred during the same period. The slight, occasional jumps of the Sun were due to the daily orbital passage of the spacecraft these days behind the Earth for a short period each day. It took the imaging a little time to get back to normal each passage.


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Filename 484999main_week25-swirling-orig_full.jpg
Creator NASA
Date 2010-09-29
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Source http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/484999main_week25-swirling-orig_full.jpg
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-12-23 00:37:29
Addeddate 2010-12-23 00:37:29

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